Westpac Protection Plans. Product Disclosure Statement and Policy Document (PDS)

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1 Westpac Protection Plans Product Disclosure Statement and Policy Document (PDS) 20 May 2013

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3 With Westpac Protection Plans in place, you re ready to build a life for your family knowing that if anything happens to you, we will be ready to help. This PDS explains how your Westpac Protection Plans work and what you are covered for. Please take the time to read about the type of policy you are considering, and keep it in a safe place so you can refer to it if you need to make a claim. What we mean It s important to understand what s being written before you start reading. In this PDS: we, us, and our means the Insurer the Insured Person means the person whose life is insured, or the life to be insured. The name of each Insured Person is set out in the policy schedule or membership certificate. the Insured Child means the child to be insured for the Children s Benefit, being the child named on the policy schedule or membership certificate. you and your means the Insured Person for Term Life as Superannuation and Income Protection as Superannuation, and for all other policies means the Policy Owner. The jargon As you read on, you ll notice that some words are in italics. In this PDS these words have a particular meaning which can be found in Chapter 8. As you would expect in an insurance document, you ll also find quite a few medical terms. These are explained in Chapter 7. To apply for cover or find out more: Ask your financial planner. Call us on , Monday to Friday 8.00am 6.30pm (Sydney time), for enquiries. Mail your completed application to GPO Box 524, Sydney, NSW 2001 Visit westpac.com.au to find out more. Who s responsible for Westpac Protection Plans The Insurer is Westpac Life Insurance Services Limited ABN , AFSL Number The issuer for all the products described in this Product Disclosure Statement and Policy Document ( PDS ), except for Term Life as Superannuation and Income Protection as Superannuation, is the Insurer. For Term Life as Superannuation and Income Protection as Superannuation (part of the Westpac MasterTrust ABN , SFN , SPIN WFS0341AU, RSE Registration R (Westpac MasterTrust)), the issuer is Westpac Securities Administration Limited ABN , AFSL Number , RSE Licence Number L (WSAL). The trustee of Westpac MasterTrust is WSAL. Westpac Protection Plans are distributed by Westpac Bank A Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN ( the Bank ). This PDS is issued by the Insurer and WSAL. The Insurer and WSAL take full responsibility for the whole of this PDS. The Insurer and WSAL are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bank. Neither the Westpac Protection Plans nor an interest in the Westpac MasterTrust, are an investment in, deposit with or other liability of the Bank. Neither the Bank nor any member of the Westpac Group (other than the Insurer) guarantees the benefits payable in relation to Westpac Protection Plans. 1

4 Contents 1 Are you protecting your most valuable asset? 3 Westpac Protection Plans can help cover you...6 Structuring your Westpac Protection Plans...7 Simple steps to becoming insured Life. Living. TPD 11 Summary of key features...13 Term Life and Term Life as Superannuation...16 Standalone Living Insurance...18 Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement...20 Life, Living and TPD benefit specifics Income Products 37 Summary of key features...39 Income Protection, Income Protection as Superannuation and Income Protection Plus (Own Occupation IP)...43 Income Protection and Income Protection Plus (Home Duties IP)...45 Income Protection (General Cover IP)...46 Business Overheads...47 Income Products benefit specifics Interim Accident and Sickness Cover Making a claim Other important information 69 Your duty of disclosure...71 Cooling off period...71 Premiums and charges...71 Other bits and pieces...72 Direct Debit Request Service Agreement...73 Protection of your privacy...74 Complaints...75 Understanding Tax...75 Understanding Westpac MasterTrust...76 Conditions applying to payment of benefits under superannuation law Medical glossary Definitions 89 2

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7 Car, home and contents insurance protect the things that matter to you. Term Life, Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD), Living (Trauma) and Income Protection Insurance protect the people that matter to you, helping your family avoid financial difficulty in the event of illness, injury or death. Most people probably don t think twice about having their car and home insured. Yet when it comes to their health and income, they may not have these adequately covered. 1 Life Insurance can help Life insurance provides a safety net to protect yourself and your loved ones, should something unforeseen happen. Life insurance can provide you with the peace of mind that if something were to happen, you can still afford the life you had planned for. A life insurance payment can be used to: clear debts pay for funeral expenses invest to generate replacement income cover child care costs for dependants pay medical expenses pay for medical rehabilitation pay for home modifications make any necessary lifestyle changes If you don t have all of your important assets covered you should speak to your financial planner. Ensure you have the cover you need to protect your family from financial stress at the most difficult of times. 5

8 Westpac Protection Plans can help cover you. We provide a comprehensive range of insurance solutions that offer protection no matter what stage of life you are in: What is it? What does it cover? When might it be needed? Term Life Pays a lump sum in the event of the death of an Insured Person or if the Insured Person is diagnosed with a terminal illness. The benefit can be used to pay outstanding debts like a mortgage or credit cards, and leave a lump sum to be invested to cover the cost of future family needs, such as your children s education, helping your family to still have the lifestyle they planned for when you are no longer around. Taking this cover within superannuation may provide tax benefits to you. Living Insurance Pays a lump sum in the event the Insured Person suffers from one of a range of Specified Medical Events such as cancer, a heart attack or coma. This type of insurance is sometimes referred to as trauma or critical illness insurance. Living Insurance can alleviate the financial stress of major expenses, giving you financial peace of mind so you can focus on what s truly important - recovery. Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) Income Protection Income Protection Plus Business Overheads Needlestick Benefit Children s Benefit Pays a lump sum in the event that the Insured Person is, depending on the TPD definition selected, unlikely to work again, perform household duties again, or suffer a loss of ability due to a permanent disability. Replaces up to 80% of the Insured Person s monthly income so they can continue to meet their day-today living expenses until they can get back on their feet. Offers additional benefits to those provided by Income Protection. Business Overheads helps the Insured Person keep the business running if they are unable to work due to sickness or injury. Pays a lump sum if the Insured Person contracts HIV or Hepatitis B or C while performing the duties of a medical professional. This policy is only available if you hold another Westpac Protection Plans Policy. Children s Benefit pays a lump sum if the Insured Child suffers from a specified children s medical event. This policy is only available if you hold another Westpac Protection Plans Policy. It can be used to meet rehabilitation costs, provide financial support to make the necessary lifestyle adjustments and can also be used for expenses such as rent or mortgage payments. Income Protection gives you the peace of mind that you may be able to cover your expenses if you are unable to work due to a sickness or injury giving you time to focus on your health and recovery. You can use it to pay rent or mortgage payments, living and medical expenses, education costs and more. The money received can be used to pay rent or mortgage payments, so you don t have to draw down on assets or take out a loan. Business Overheads helps protect your business by providing the cash flow it needs to cover day-to-day expenses. It can be used to provide financial support when you need it most by providing you the necessary funds to concentrate on the important things and not worry about paying the bills. The benefit can help to relieve the stress if your child becomes ill. This could help you take time off work to care for them, or help with expensive medical treatments. The information in this PDS does not take into account your financial situation, objectives or needs. Before acting on any information in this PDS, you should consider whether it is appropriate to your financial situation, objectives or needs. 6

9 Structuring your Westpac Protection Plans. 1 Ownership options Westpac Protection Plans can be structured in many ways to meet your needs. You can choose from different ownership structures, being: non-superannuation ownership (i.e. an individual, company or trust); or superannuation ownership (i.e. self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) or Westpac MasterTrust (for Term Life as Superannuation and Income Protection as Superannuation)). You can also choose to have a combination of these structures with the Flexible Linking Plus and Income Linking Plus options described below. This will allow you to maximise the benefits which can be held within superannuation without having to compromise on benefits and features, while also providing affordability of cover. Flexible Linking Plus Flexible Linking Plus provides you with the flexibility to structure your insurance inside and outside superannuation, giving you greater choice and affordability. Living Benefit When you purchase a Term Life as Superannuation Policy or a Term Life Policy through your superannuation fund, Flexible Linking Plus allows you to attach a Living Benefit, which may not usually be available through your superannuation fund, to your Policy. The added benefit will be held outside of your superannuation fund. If you are paid a Living Benefit within a Flexible Linking Plus policy, it will be paid directly to you. However, for other benefits owned by the trustee of your superannuation fund, the benefit will be paid to the trustee. The Living Benefit within a Flexible Linking Plus policy works in the same way as a Living Benefit within a Term Life policy in relation to how it is priced and how it functions. Because it is considered part of the Term Life policy, the Living Benefit is priced lower than the equivalent benefit in a Standalone Living Insurance Policy. In the event of a claim under a Living Benefit within a Flexible Linking Plus policy, the sum insured of all other benefits on the Policy will be reduced by the amount paid. The diagram below is an example of how you may structure a Living Benefit under a Term Life (or Term Life as Superannuation) Policy. Policy Term Life, Term Life as Superannuation, Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement Policy Owner Trustee of your superannuation fund Non-superannuation ownership Policy Benefits Death Benefit Living Benefit * TPD Benefit * (own occupation, any occupation, home duties or general cover TPD held outside of superannuation) Benefits not meeting a condition of release (refer to chapter 6) OR Policy Benefits Death Benefit TPD Benefit (any occupation TPD) Living Benefit * Super Plus TPD Benefit (own occupation TPD portion) Benefits not meeting a condition of release (refer to chapter 6) * Only available with Term Life and Term Life as Superannuation 7

10 Super Plus TPD Benefit When you purchase a Term Life as Superannuation Policy, a Term Life Policy, or a Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement Policy, Flexible Linking Plus allows you to attach an own occupation TPD Benefit, which may not usually be available through your superannuation fund, to your Policy. The added portion of the benefit will be held outside of your superannuation fund. If you are paid a Super Plus TPD Benefit, it will be paid directly to you. However, for cover owned by the trustee of your superannuation fund, the benefit will be paid to the trustee. In the event of a claim under a Super Plus TPD Benefit, the sum insured of all other benefits under the Policy will be reduced by the amount paid. The diagram on page 7 is an example of how you may structure a Super Plus TPD Benefit under a Term Life, Term Life as Superannuation, or Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement Policy. TPD Benefit Flexible Linking Plus also allows you to attach a TPD Benefit to your Policy which will be held entirely outside of your superannuation fund. If you are paid a TPD Benefit, it will be paid directly to you, and the sum insured of all other benefits on the Policy will be reduced by the amount paid. The TPD Benefit works in the same way as a TPD Benefit attached as a rider to a Term Life or Term Life as Superannuation Policy with regards to how it is priced and how it functions. Because it is within Term Life, the TPD Benefit is priced lower than the equivalent benefit in a Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement Policy. The diagram on page 7 is an example of how you may structure a TPD Benefit within Flexible Linking Plus under a Term Life (or Term Life as Superannuation) Policy. Income Linking Plus Income Linking Plus allows you to take our most comprehensive income Policy Income Protection Plus and have the core benefits of Income Protection paid for through your superannuation fund, and the ancillary benefits paid for outside of superannuation. Any benefit that does not satisfy a condition of release (refer to chapter 6) must be held outside of superannuation and any benefits payable will be paid directly to you. This allows you the flexibility to structure your insurance without having to compromise on benefits. Super Plus IP Benefit When you purchase an Income Protection Plus Policy, Income Linking Plus allows you to attach the additional benefits, which may not usually be available through your superannuation fund, to your Policy. The added benefits will be owned by you and not by the trustee of your superannuation fund. If you are paid a Super Plus IP Benefit it will be paid directly to you. However, for cover owned by the trustee of your superannuation fund the benefit will be paid to the trustee of the fund. The diagram below is an example of how the Super Plus IP Benefit works under an Income Protection Plus Policy. Policy Income Protection Plus Policy Policy Owner Trustee of your superannuation fund Non-superannuation ownership Policy Benefits Total Disability Benefit Partial Disability Benefit Benefits meeting a condition of release (refer to chapter 6) Super Plus IP Benefit which includes all other benefits not meeting a condition of release (refer to chapter 6) 8

11 Payment options Westpac Protection Plans Policies can be paid in a number of different ways to allow you the flexibility of choice. You can pay premiums: 1 by direct debit, an accepted credit card, or cheque (if paying annually); or by rollover for eligible superannuation funds and products. Premium options There are a number of different ways to structure your premiums, depending on your needs. You are able to choose stepped premiums, which means that your premium will increase each year as the Insured Person gets older. You can also choose level premiums, which means that your premium will stay the same for a specified period of time. That specified period of time can either be: to age 55 for the Level 55 premium option (not available in some circumstances on income products); or to age 65 for the Level 65 premium option. When the specified period of time has elapsed, the premiums will revert to a stepped structure. Your premium will increase if your sum insured increases, with CPI increases, and when we increase the policy fee. Simple steps to becoming insured Applying for insurance may appear complicated and overwhelming but when you break it down into a few simple steps, getting insurance can be straightforward and easy to achieve. Just follow these steps to apply for cover and to maintain your insurance. 1. Applying for a Policy Determine the type and amount of cover required. Your financial planner will help you determine the right insurance for you, assist you with your application, and provide you with a quote for cover. Read this PDS. Make sure you understand your insurance benefits and features by reading this PDS. It will form part of your contract with us. Complete and lodge the application form. We ask questions about the Insured Person s health, habits, finances and occupation to enable us to determine your premium and cover. It is important that you tell us everything that we need to know to assess your application fairly. This is called your Duty of Disclosure for more information see page Assessing your application Assessment and underwriting. We review the information you have provided. If we need additional information we will notify you or your financial planner directly. Your free immediate Interim Accident and Sickness cover begins! We provide you with free immediate Interim Accident and Sickness Cover while we are considering your application. For more information see Chapter 4. Confirming your cover. In most cases we will offer the cover as requested. However, occasionally we may only be able to accept your Policy with special conditions or decline altogether. When this happens we will inform you and if applicable, request your agreement to proceed. 3. Commencing and maintaining your Policy Your Policy starts. Your cover starts when we issue you a policy schedule or membership certificate. If you change your mind you can cancel your Policy and receive a refund of your premium within the cooling off period. See page 71 for more information. You start receiving great benefits straight away. Guaranteed renewability of your cover. Guaranteed upgrades applied automatically. Loyalty benefits if you hold a Policy for three or more years. Premium Holiday allows you to suspend your Policy for up to 12 months. CPI increases to ensure your cover keeps pace with inflation. World wide cover 24 hours a day, full cover at anytime, anywhere in the world. While you hold a policy. Each year on your review date we will review your premium. For Policies with a stepped premium option, we will apply any agebased and CPI increases. For Policies with a level premium option, we will normally only apply increases associated with the CPI. 4. If you need to make a claim Making a claim. Contact us as soon as you become aware that you need to make a claim. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you which is why you have insurance in the first place. For more information about making a claim, see Chapter 5. 9

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15 2. Life, Living, TPD Summary of key features. These products are designed to help you and your family avoid the financial stress of drawing down on your assets or taking out a loan if something unexpected were to happen. These payments may be used to pay your rent or mortgage payments, day to-day living expenses and medical expenses. Lump sum payments are made by the following Westpac Protection Plans policies: Term Life # ; 2 Standalone Living Insurance; Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement; Needlestick Benefit ; and Children s Benefit. Term Life and Term Life as Superannuation TL TLS Entry ages: (Stepped premium), (Level 65 premium), (Level 55 premium). Expiry age: 99^ What s Included? Death Benefit Terminal Illness Benefit Future Insurability Benefit (Personal and Business Events) Financial Planning Benefit * Funeral Advancement Benefit * Counselling Benefit * Loyalty Benefit Premium Holiday What can I add? TPD Benefit Living Benefit * Flexible Linking Plus Other options: Entry ages: Entry ages: Entry ages: Business Cover Benefit Expiry age: 99^ TPD Continuation Benefit TPD options: Waiver of Life Premium Benefit ++ TPD Buy Back Benefit Double TPD Benefit Expiry age: 75^ Advancement Benefit Living Buy Back Benefit Child Support Benefit Living options: Living Benefit Plus Living Reinstatement Benefit Double Living Benefit Living Benefit Expiry age: 75^ TPD Benefit Expiry age: 99^ Super Plus TPD Benefit Expiry age: 65^ More options: TPD Buy Back Benefit Double TPD Benefit Living Benefit Plus Multi-Link Benefit ++ Needlestick Benefit * Children s Benefit * Living Reinstatement Benefit Double Living Benefit How much cover can I apply for? Death Benefit: Unlimited TPD Benefit: Up to $5 million~ Living Benefit: Up to $2 million # Term Life as Superannuation is available to customers who wish to take out their insurance in a superannuation environment. The payment options available to you for a Term Life as Superannuation Policy are direct debit, credit card, cheque or rollover from an eligible superannuation fund. These policies are only available if you hold another Westpac Protection Plans Policy. *These benefits are not available in Term Life as Superannuation unless Flexible Linking Plus is selected. ++ This benefit is not available in Term Life as Superannuation. ^On the review date on or following the Insured Person s birthday. Some optional benefits may end prior to this date. ~ Benefit limits are dependent on the Insured Person s occupation, duties, and income. Altered policy definitions may apply on different benefits on your Policy. 13

16 Standalone Living Insurance LI Entry ages: (Stepped premium and Level 65 premium), (Level 55 premium). Expiry age: 75^ What s Included? What can I add? How much cover can I apply for? Living Benefit Future Insurability Benefit (Personal and Business Events) Counselling Benefit Living Insurance Death Benefit Premium Holiday Living Benefit Plus Living Reinstatement Benefit Living Benefit: Up to $2 million Advancement Benefit Financial Planning Benefit Child Support Benefit Loyalty Benefit Other options: Needlestick Benefit Children s Benefit Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement TPD Entry ages: (Stepped premium and Level 65 premium), (Level 55 premium). Expiry age: 99^ What s Included? What can I add? How much cover can I apply for? TPD Benefit Future Insurability Benefit (Personal and Business Events) Counselling Benefit Loyalty Benefit Flexible Linking Plus Entry ages: Expiry age: 65^ Super Plus TPD Benefit TPD Benefit: Up to $5 million~ TPD Continuation Benefit Financial Planning Benefit TPD Death Benefit Premium Holiday Other options: Needlestick Benefit Children s Benefit Needlestick Benefit NB Entry ages: Expiry age: 65^ What s Included? How much cover can I apply for? A benefit providing cover for: Occupationally acquired HIV, and Occupationally acquired hepatitis B & C $1 million Children s Benefit CB Entry ages: Expiry age: 16 What s Included? How much cover can I apply for? Death Benefit Children s medical events Loyalty Benefit $200,000 ^On the review date on or following the Insured Person s birthday. Some optional benefits may end prior to this date. ~ Benefit limits are dependent on the Insured Person s occupation, duties, and income. Altered policy definitions may apply on different benefits on your Policy. On the review date on or following the Insured Child s birthday. 14

17 Who is insured and who owns the Policy? A Policy can be owned by the Insured Person or another person or entity (e.g. spouse, company or the trustee of a superannuation fund). The Policy Owner is responsible for paying premiums that are due under the Policy. For Policies held in a non-superannuation environment, we allow up to five Policy Owners on a Policy, and each Policy Owner will own the Policy jointly. When a Policy Owner dies, ownership of the Policy automatically goes to the surviving Policy Owners. If all Policy Owners have died, the owner of the Policy will become the estate of the last surviving Policy Owner. For Policies in Term Life as Superannuation, the Policy is owned by the trustee of the superannuation fund. For more information, please refer to pages 76 to 80. Who receives the benefits of the Policy? The Policy Owner will receive any benefits that become payable on a Policy. If you have a valid beneficiary nomination on your Policy, then any Death Benefit, Funeral Advancement Benefit, Financial Planning Benefit or Counselling Benefit will be paid to the beneficiary. For more information about beneficiaries, see page 68. Features of your Policy CPI increases To ensure the value of your benefits keep up with the cost of living, we will automatically increase the amount of your benefits each year on your review date in line with CPI increases. Benefits under Term Life, Term Life as Superannuation, Standalone Living Insurance, Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement and the Children s Benefit are subject to a minimum CPI increase of 3% a year. You may decline a CPI increase in any year by advising us in writing within 30 days of the review date. You may also request in writing that CPI increases never apply again. If you have requested that CPI increases never apply again and you wish to restart CPI increases, we may ask you for information on the Insured Person s health, occupation or pastimes before agreeing to reinstate these increases. We will advise you in writing if and when we will restart CPI increases. Guaranteed renewable All Westpac Protection Plans are guaranteed to continue for the term specified, which means that provided your premiums are paid when due we cannot cancel your insurance even if there is a change in an Insured Person s health, occupation or pastimes. Guaranteed upgrades To save you from having to ensure that your Policy is still as good in the future as when you first took it out, we automatically upgrade your Policy should better features and benefits, that don t result in an increase in premium, become available down the track. We will always give you the best definition available under Westpac Protection Plans from the time you took out the Policy, to the date of sickness or injury. Loyalty Benefit To reward your loyalty, after you have held your Policy for 3 years (from the commencement date), we will add an extra 5% of any Death Benefit, TPD Benefit, Living Benefit or Children s Benefit payable without additional charge. Multi-Policy discount If the Insured Person is covered by more than one Policy (Term Life, Term Life as Superannuation, Standalone Living Insurance, Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement, Income Protection, Income Protection as Superannuation, Income Protection Plus or Business Overheads) in Westpac Protection Plans, you will also receive a multi-policy discount of 5% on the Insured Person s premiums (excluding policy fee and stamp duty). Premium Holiday If your circumstances change, to save you the inconvenience of having to cancel your Policy and then re-apply later, we will allow you to suspend your Policy after you have held your Policy for 6 months. This is subject to specific terms and conditions outlined in section 24. Worldwide cover 24 hours a day We will provide you with full coverage at anytime, anywhere in the world. What is excluded under my Policy? Certain limitations and exclusions apply to life insurance policies. For more information read the information about your benefits starting on page 22. If an Insured Person suffers a sickness or injury or undergoes surgery that would make you eligible to claim for more than one benefit under a Policy, we will only pay one benefit for that sickness, injury or surgery. When do my benefits and my Policy end? Your benefits continue to remain in force until the earliest of the expiry age, the date we pay the benefit, when you cancel your benefit, and the date your Policy ends. For more information see section 26. Your Policy will continue until the earliest of the: date the last Insured Person reaches their expiry age; date we pay out the benefits for the Insured Person; date you cancel your Policy; and date we cancel your Policy because you fail to pay the premiums for your Policy. Your Policy may also end if you fail to disclose information to us, or misrepresent information at application. For more information on when your Policy ends, see section

18 Term Life and Term Life as Superannuation. Term Life and Term Life as Superannuation Policies pay a benefit if the Insured Person dies or suffers from a terminal illness. You apply for the Death Benefit you wish to insure a person for. For an additional cost, optional benefits such as a TPD Benefit and a Living Benefit can be added to your Policy. The amount you apply to insure for under each of these benefits can be different to, but no more than, the Death Benefit amount. Term Life and Term Life as Superannuation end on the review date on or following the Insured Person s 99th birthday. The following pages contain a summary of the key features and benefits available, however it is important that you read and understand all the information about your benefits, starting on page 22. Included benefits Death Benefit: pays a benefit in the event of the Insured Person s death. Terminal Illness Benefit: pays a benefit, equal to the amount of the Death Benefit at that time, if the Insured Person suffers a terminal illness. Future Insurability Benefit: allows you to increase the Death Benefit, TPD Benefit, and Living Benefit on the occurrence of one of the specified Personal or Business Events without further medical underwriting. Financial Planning Benefit * : reimburses you up to $5,000 for the preparation of a financial plan following the payment of a Death Benefit, Terminal Illness Benefit, TPD Benefit or Living Benefit. This benefit will be paid in addition to any other benefits, and is paid once per Insured Person. Funeral Advancement Benefit * : advances 10% of the Death Benefit up to a maximum of $25,000 for the immediate costs of the Insured Person s funeral. This benefit is paid once per Insured Person. Counselling Benefit * : reimburses you up to $5,000 for a maximum of 10 counselling sessions following the payment of a Death Benefit, Terminal Illness Benefit, TPD Benefit or Living Benefit. This amount will be paid in addition to any other benefits, and is paid once per Insured Person. Optional benefits Business Cover Benefit: this benefit is available for Policies taken out for business purposes, and allows you to increase your cover to match the growth of your business without the need for additional medical underwriting. TPD Benefit: pays you a benefit in the event that the Insured Person becomes totally and permanently disabled. You can choose from four different types of total and permanent disability definition depending on the level of protection required and the circumstances of the Insured Person. We call these own occupation TPD, any occupation TPD, home duties TPD, and general cover TPD definitions. Under Flexible Linking Plus, the Super Plus TPD Benefit allows you to maximise the benefits paid through your superannuation fund. This means the own occupation TPD portion of the premium is paid from a non-superannuation account, and the any occupation TPD portion of the premium is paid through your superannuation fund. Features included with a TPD Benefit TPD Partial Benefit * : pays you a partial benefit if the Insured Person is partially and permanently disabled. TPD Continuation Benefit: allows you to continue your TPD Benefit on an any occupation TPD definition after the review date following the Insured Person s 65th birthday subject to entry requirements and work arrangements. Options available with a TPD Benefit Waiver of Life Premium Benefit # : waives all premiums payable on the Policy if the Insured Person is totally and temporarily disabled. TPD Buy Back Benefit: allows you to reinstate the Death Benefit immediately after the Insured Person becomes totally and permanently disabled (provided they survive for 14 days), by the amount of the TPD Benefit that was paid. Double TPD Benefit: allows you to reinstate the Death Benefit immediately after the Insured Person becomes totally and permanently disabled (provided they survive for 14 days), by the amount of the TPD Benefit that was paid. In addition, premiums payable on the reinstated Death Benefit will be waived for the life of the Policy. Living Benefit * : pays you a benefit if the Insured Person suffers a Specified Medical Event such as cancer, stroke or heart attack as described on page 30. The Living Benefit within Flexible Linking Plus allows you to maximise the benefits paid through your superannuation fund. This means the Living Benefit portion of the premium is paid from a non-superannuation account, and the remaining portion of your Policy premium is paid through your superannuation fund. Features included with a Living Benefit Advancement Benefit: pays you a partial benefit for Specified Medical Events noted in the Advancement Benefit table on page 31. Living Buy Back Benefit: allows you to reinstate the Death Benefit 12 months after the Insured Person suffers a Specified Medical Event (as described on pages 30 and 31, excluding Advancement Benefit conditions) by the amount of the Living Benefit that was paid. Child Support Benefit: pays you $10,000 if a dependant child dies or suffers a children s medical event. * These benefits are not available in Term Life as Superannuation unless Flexible Linking Plus is selected. # This benefit is not available in Term Life as Superannuation. 16

19 Options available with a Living Benefit Living Benefit Plus: pays you a benefit if the Insured Person suffers one of the Specified Medical Events not already covered in the Living Benefit. Double Living Benefit: allows you to reinstate the Death Benefit immediately after the Insured Person suffers a Specified Medical Event (as described on pages 30 and 31, excluding Advancement Benefit conditions), provided they survive for 14 days, by the amount of the Living Benefit that was paid. In addition, premiums payable on the reinstated Death Benefit will be waived for the life of the Policy. Living Reinstatement: allows you to reinstate the Living Benefit 12 months after the Insured Person suffers a Specified Medical Event (as described on pages 30 and 31, excluding Advancement Benefit conditions) by the amount of the Living Benefit that was paid. Policy features CPI increases Guaranteed renewable Guaranteed upgrades Loyalty Benefit Multi-Policy discount Premium Holiday Worldwide cover What if I am no longer eligible to contribute to Super? If you still need your insurance after you are no longer eligible to contribute to superannuation, or are no longer eligible to have contributions made on your behalf, you can apply to transfer your insurance under Term Life as Superannuation to a Term Life Policy without further evidence of health on the same insurance conditions. What should I do now? Make sure you read and understand all the specifics about the benefits you are applying for. These start on page A snapshot of Term Life in action * Geoffrey was a small business owner. 12 years ago he took out a Term Life Policy for $1,000,000, nominating his wife, Vesna, as sole beneficiary. Geoffrey s cover was automatically indexed to the CPI so that the sum insured would keep pace with inflation. Unfortunately, Geoffrey died after becoming ill with melanoma. Vesna lodged a claim on the Term Life Policy and a payment of $1,163,775 was made. The automatic CPI increase to Geoffrey s sum insured saw his cover increase by $163,775 over the term of his Policy. As Geoffrey had nominated his wife as his sole beneficiary, the claim was able to be paid in a timely fashion, protecting Vesna from financial stress during a time of great grief. Some other examples of Term Life cover claims paid: Cause Occupation Age at claim Years in force Amount paid Skull fractures Tree Surgeon 34 4 $365,115 Cardio/respiratory failure Accountant 65 8 $852,061 Industrial accident Chemist $374,178 (Source: Claims data from the Insurer.) * For illustrative purposes only. The above is a case study loosely based on real life examples (names and some details have been altered) and demonstrates how Westpac Protection Plans may be able to aid you in times of need. Your financial planner will be able to assist you in determining the appropriate cover for you. 17

20 Standalone Living Insurance. Standalone Living Insurance pays a benefit if the Insured Person suffers a Specified Medical Event, such as cancer, stroke or heart attack. You apply for the Living Benefit you wish to insure a person for. For an additional cost a Living Reinstatement Benefit can be added to your Policy. Standalone Living Insurance ends on the review date on or following the Insured Person s 75th birthday. The following pages contain a summary of the key features and benefits available, however it is important that you read and understand all the information about your benefits, starting on page 22. Specified Medical Event Accidents Coma Major head trauma Paralysis Severe burns Living Benefit Living Benefit Plus Included benefits Body organ disorders Chronic liver disease Living Benefit: pays you a benefit if the Insured Person suffers a Specified Medical Event such as cancer, stroke or heart attack and subsequently lives for 14 days. It is important to note that the Insured Person must meet the full definition of the Specified Medical Event in order to qualify for a benefit. These definitions are given in the Medical Glossary in Chapter 7. Additional Specified Medical Events are covered under the Living Benefit Plus. The following Specified Medical Events are covered under the Living Benefit and Living Benefit Plus: Chronic lung disease Kidney failure Loss of sight Major organ transplant Blood disorders Aplastic anaemia Medically acquired HIV Occupationally acquired HIV Specified Medical Event Cancer Cancer (malignant tumours) Living Benefit Living Benefit Plus Other events Advanced diabetes Benign brain tumour Encephalitis Prostate cancer major treatment Intensive care Heart disorders Loss of hearing Angioplasty triple vessel Loss of independent existence Aortic surgery Loss of limbs Cardiomyopathy Loss of single limb Coronary artery bypass surgery Loss of speech Heart attack Meningitis Heart valve surgery Meningococcal septicaemia Open heart surgery Pneumonectomy Out of hospital cardiac arrest Severe osteoporosis Pulmonary hypertension Severe rheumatoid arthritis Nervous system disorders Stroke Alzheimer s disease and other dementias Motor neurone disease Multiple sclerosis Muscular dystrophy Parkinson s disease 18

21 Advancement Benefit: pays you a partial benefit for the Specified Medical Events noted in the table below. The following Specified Medical Events are covered: Specified Medical Event Angioplasty single or double vessel Carcinoma in situ of female organs Carcinoma in situ of the perineum, penis or testicle Diabetes complication Early stage melanoma Loss of hearing advancement Loss of sight in one eye Loss of single limb Prostate cancer advancement Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with lupus nephritis Living Benefit Living Benefit Plus (multipayment) Future Insurability Benefit: allows you to increase the Living Benefit on the occurrence of one of the specified Personal or Business Events without further medical underwriting. Financial Planning Benefit: reimburses you up to $5,000 for the preparation of a financial plan following the payment of a Living Benefit. This benefit will be paid in addition to any other benefits and is paid once per Insured Person. Counselling Benefit: reimburses you up to $5,000 for a maximum of 10 counselling sessions following the payment of a Living Benefit. This benefit will be paid in addition to any other benefits, and is paid once per Insured Person. Child Support Benefit: pays you $10,000 if a dependant child dies or suffers a children s medical event. Living Insurance Death Benefit: pays you $10,000 if the Insured Person suffers one of the Specified Medical Events, but does not live 14 days. Optional benefits Living Benefit Plus: pays you a benefit if the Insured Person suffers one of the Specified Medical Events not already covered in the Living Benefit and subsequently lives for 14 days. The Specified Medical Events covered are set out in the tables on pages 18 and 19. Living Reinstatement: allows you to reinstate the Living Benefit 12 months after the Insured Person suffers a Specified Medical Event by the amount of the Living Benefit that was paid. Policy features CPI increases Guaranteed renewable Guaranteed upgrades Loyalty Benefit Multi-Policy discount Premium Holiday Worldwide cover What should I do now? Make sure you read and understand all the specifics about the benefits you are applying for. These start on page A snapshot of a Living Benefit in action * Nadia, a self-employed married mother of two children, decided to protect her family s financial position by taking out a Living Benefit. Nadia structured her Policy in the following way: a Term Life Policy with: a Death Benefit of $400,000; a TPD Benefit (any occupation TPD) of $250,000; and a Flexible Linking Plus Policy with a Living Benefit of $300,000. A couple of years later, Nadia was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She lodged a claim against the Living Benefit. The medical reports confirmed Nadia s medical condition, and as she satisfied all of the Policy terms and conditions, she was paid in excess of $300,000. Nadia s decision to cover herself against Specific Medical Events gave her crucial financial flexibility at a time of great stress. She used the proceeds of her claim to meet the high costs of the latest cancer treatments. Her insurance payment allowed her the option to sell her business and spend more time with her family. She is now working part time and her doctor believes she is in a good position to make a full recovery. Some other examples of Living Benefit claims paid: Cause Occupation Age at claim Years in force Amount paid Breast cancer Computer consultant 39 7 $294,830 Coronary artery surgery Store person $248,704 Stomach cancer Shop assistant 34 4 $172,369 (Source: Claims data from the Insurer.) * For illustrative purposes only. The above is a case study loosely based on real life examples (names and some details have been altered) and demonstrates how Westpac Protection Plans may be able to aid you in times of need. Your financial planner will be able to assist you in determining the appropriate cover for you. 19

22 Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement. Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement pays a benefit if the Insured Person becomes totally and permanently disabled. It may assist the Insured Person with medical and rehabilitation costs and provide them and their family with financial security. You apply for the amount of TPD Benefit you wish to insure a person for. Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement ends on the review date on or following the Insured Person s 99th birthday. This page contains a summary of the key features and benefits available, however it is important that you read and understand all the information about your benefits, starting on page 22. Included benefits TPD Benefit: pays you a benefit in the event that the Insured Person becomes totally and permanently disabled. When you apply for cover you can choose from four different types of total and permanent disability definition depending on the level of protection required and the circumstances of the Insured Person. We call these own occupation TPD, any occupation TPD, home duties TPD, and general cover TPD definitions. Future Insurability Benefit: allows you to increase the TPD Benefit on the occurrence of one of the specified Personal or Business Events without further medical underwriting. Financial Planning Benefit: reimburses you up to $5,000 for the preparation of a financial plan following the payment of a TPD Benefit. This benefit will be paid in addition to any other benefit, and is paid once per Insured Person. Counselling Benefit: reimburses you up to $5,000 for a maximum of 10 counselling sessions following the payment of a TPD Benefit. This amount will be paid in addition to any other benefits, and is paid once per Insured Person. TPD Death Benefit: pays you $10,000 if the Insured Person dies and the TPD Benefit has not been paid. Optional benefit If you choose: Any occupation TPD Own occupation TPD Home duties TPD General cover TPD In summary this means: The Insured Person is unlikely to ever again be able to work in any occupation for which they are reasonably suited because of education, training or experience. The Insured Person is unlikely to ever again be able to work in the occupation that they were last engaged in immediately prior to the event giving rise to the claim. The Insured Person is unlikely to ever again carry out all normal household duties. The Insured Person suffers a loss of independent existence, or total and permanent : loss of use of two limbs, loss of use of a limb and loss of sight in one eye, or loss of sight. Super Plus TPD Benefit: allows you to maximise the benefits paid through your superannuation fund. This means the own occupation TPD portion of the premium is paid through a non-superannuation account, and the any occupation TPD portion of the benefit premium is paid through your superannuation fund. Policy features CPI increases Guaranteed renewable Guaranteed upgrades Loyalty Benefit Multi-Policy discount Premium Holiday It is important to note that the Insured Person must meet the full definition of total and permanent disability in order to qualify for a benefit. TPD Partial Benefit: pays you a partial benefit if the Insured Person is partially and permanently disabled. TPD Continuation Benefit: allows you to continue your TPD Benefit on any occupation TPD definition after the Insured Person s 65th birthday subject to entry requirements and work arrangements. Worldwide cover What should I do now? Make sure you read and understand all the specifics about the benefits you are applying for. These start on page

23 A snapshot of Standalone Total and Permanent Disablement in action * While out celebrating a case win with his legal team, Doug started to feel dizzy and was having trouble speaking. He put it down to having a few beers on an empty stomach, and caught a cab home early. His symptoms got worse before he collapsed. Pat, Doug s wife, called an ambulance which took him to hospital where he was found to have suffered a stroke. His stroke affected the left side of his brain which caused problems on the right side of his body and with communication. He had trouble speaking, understanding, reading and writing, which meant he was no longer able to practice as a barrister. His TPD Benefits allowed Doug to access the best possible medical treatment and later, rehabilitation services. Pat was able to stop work to become Doug s primary carer. 2 Part of the lump sum TPD Benefit was used to pay off the remaining mortgage on their city house, and the balance was invested to generate returns to replace the income Doug had hoped to earn before they retired. The protection offered by their insurance allowed them to keep their country cottage dream alive. Some other examples of TPD Benefit claims paid: Cause Occupation Age at claim Years in force Amount paid Huntington s Disease Accountant $320,508 Brain Haemorrhage Cabinet Maker $146,039 Multiple Sclerosis Team Leader $112,644 (Source: Claims data from the Insurer.) * For illustrative purposes only. The above is a case study loosely based on real life examples (names and some details have been altered) and demonstrates how Westpac Protection Plans may be able to aid you in times of need. Your financial planner will be able to assist you in determining the appropriate cover for you. 21

24 Life, Living and TPD benefit specifics. Please take the time to read the details about the benefits your Policy provides. This section will provide you with all of the details of your Policy and is an important part of this PDS. The coloured icons used throughout will assist you in determining which benefits are applicable. To understand the icon that corresponds to your Policy, please refer to pages 13 and 14. Please speak to your financial planner or contact us if you would like any of the details explained to you. 1. Death Benefit TL TLS 1.1 The Death Benefit will be paid to you, or the beneficiary if one has been nominated, if the Insured Person dies while your Policy is in force. 1.2 We will pay the amount of the Death Benefit for the Insured Person as shown in the most recent policy schedule, membership certificate or renewal summary. 1.3 Exclusions We will not pay a Death Benefit if the Insured Person commits suicide (whether sane or insane) within 13 months of the later of: the commencement date; the date we increase the Death Benefit (for an increase in the Death Benefit for the Insured Person other than CPI or Loyalty Benefit increases); and the date the Policy was last reinstated. This exclusion does not apply to the Policy if it replaces another similar policy issued by another insurer, or another policy issued by us, and all the following apply: The level of cover being issued by us is the same as, or less than, the existing cover being replaced. We were specifically told about the intended replacement of the other policy and we agreed to issue this Policy on the basis that it replaced the other policy. The other policy was continuously in force for at least 13 months immediately prior to the issue of this Policy. The other policy was cancelled immediately after the issue of this Policy. 2. Terminal Illness Benefit TL TLS 2.1 The Terminal Illness Benefit will be paid to you if the Insured Person suffers a terminal illness while your Policy is in force. 2.2 We will pay the amount of the Death Benefit for the Insured Person at that time and the Policy will end. 3. Future Insurability Benefit TL TLS LI TPD 3.1 The Future Insurability Benefit enables you to increase the Death Benefit, TPD Benefit and Living Benefit for an Insured Person without providing further health evidence when a specified Personal or Business Event occurs. 3.2 You may only apply for an increase in writing within 30 days of a Personal Event (excluding the Periodic Increase Event), or within 30 days of the review date immediately following a Business Event and the Periodic Increase Personal Event. If you wish to increase your benefits, contact us and we will forward you the relevant forms to complete and advise you of the evidence we require. The evidence must be satisfactory to us, and demonstrate that the Personal Event or Business Event has occurred. The increased cover does not apply until we have confirmed it in writing, and your premium will increase to reflect the increase in cover. The minimum increase per Personal Event or Business Event is $25,000. No claim is pending or payable under the other policy. 22

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